I found quite a few in Tamil Nadu sporting the Icons of Che. Had the haziest of ideas about him. So I delved in.
Che does not impress me at all, my Dear Folks, does not impress me at all.
I would Never have him as an Icon or a role model, least of all a leader. Call it first of all my Repugnance to follow anybody in Uniform.
And then there is his speech at the United Nations. All Filled with Imperialism, Colonialism, and what not. And a Thousand and Umpteen references to the US, all critical (not that the US is a Saint).
And Nary, Not a Single criticism of russia. Seems what russia practises has to be called by Other names. Well, the regime Was his master after all, so it is quite understandable.
I refuse to read Lopsided articles.
But two of his Quotes do impress me:
“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”
“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.”
But Not a single one of those who are sporting his Face, Icons or Shirts have the Heart for these. Regular Paper Tigers, all of them. Or, in today’s terms, Facebook tigers. Useless. You can neither build an Army, much less create any Victories with stuff like this.
And not just in Tamil Nadu. As far as the Lack of Bravery is concerned, India, and, um, the World, is like this. Facebook tigers. Often times not even that.